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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Vertigo 12
Rear Window 12
Harvey 8
The Philadelphia Story 6
It's a Wonderful Life 5
The Shop Around the Corner 3
some terrible thing that yr gonna claim i left out1
The Glenn Miller Story 1
Rope 1
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1
The Ice Follies of 1939 1
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1
The Mountain Road 0
Shenandoah 0
Ziegfeld Girl 0
Come Live with Me 0
The Flight of the Phoenix 0
Firecreek 0
Bandolero! 0
Destry Rides Again 0
The Cheyenne Social Club 0
It's a Wonderful World 0
Cheyenne Autumn 0
Made for Each Other 0
You Can't Take It with You 0
After the Thin Man 0
Wife vs. Secretary 0
Call Northside 777 0
The Man Who Knew Too Much 0
The FBI Story 0
Anatomy of a Murder 0
Bell Book and Candle 0
Two Rode Together 0
Night Passage 0
The Spirit of St. Louis 0
The Man from Laramie 0
Strategic Air Command 0
The Far Country 0
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 0
How the West Was Won 0
Thunder Bay 0
The Greatest Show on Earth 0
The Jackpot 0
No Time for Comedy 0


the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 14:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

fuck yeah, about time

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 14:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I dislike him, but Vertigo is great.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 14:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh man someone should get a tattoo of jimmy stewart that says FUCK YEAH underneath it.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 14:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

guys i can't actually answer my own poll

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 14:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

my love for cary grant is pushing me toward philadelphia story, but that's not really the best jimmy stewart performance

ghost rider, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

so i guess harvey!

ghost rider, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

also, Jimmy Stewart cannot be allowed to ride Cary Grant's coattails. And he has that ridiculous speech in Phil. Story about how K. Hepburn has "fires banked down" in her and it's so embarrassing. curse you, Jimmy Stewart.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh we should also do a cary fucking grant poll

i really can't decide because i know if i pick anatomy of a murder i'm going to regret not picking harvey.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

^^^ whatwhatwhat? james 1 cary 0

600, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this is a fundamental difference between people, which one you like more in Philadelphia Story. it would help Jimmy Stewart if he didn't look like a muppet.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm not going to make a cary fucking grant poll btw because if i do so i'm just going to put only mr. blandings builds his dream house to skew the poll.

beartrap ok he does kind of look muppety.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry to come on the Jimmy Stewart thread and be an asshole. I can make the Cary Grant thread and be swoony on that one.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

cats v dogs
stewart vs grant
coburn vs marvin
diouf vs bellamy

c'est la vie

plus ca change

le mans union club 72

600, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

harvey in a landslide all up in this bitch

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that surprises me, from you

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

and anyway the tattoo needs to be the portrait, as seen here
http://www.scifilm.org/museimages2/harvey50.jpg
with FUCK YEAH underneath and also possibly above

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah yeah 8080 !!!!!!!!!

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 15:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Philadelphia Story", I guess, "After The Thin Man" is fun but not because of him. "some terrible thing that yr gonna claim i left out" = "Broken Arrow", a proto-"Dances With Wolves" technicolour matinee western that isn't very awkward or condescending.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Harvey, fuck yeah!

Tuomas, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

James Stewart did not write Philadelphia Story, yknow, or cast himself in the least interesting role.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that's not what your mom said!

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wait, i don't know what i mean by that.

but i don't know what you mean by that either.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

nice try with the mom joke. KUDOS

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

well, being a necrophile or voyeur for Hitchcock beats being a drunk who sees a bunny

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'll probably end up with Liberty Valance, but I was watching "Two Road Together" about a month ago and the first half hour or so of that is seriously choice.

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

bbbbbbut what does that have to do with the Philadelphia Story, morbs? srsly.

also if i had to pick what i was doing with my reality, i'd definitely choose drunk with bunny.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm probably the only person to vote 'mr smith goes to washington' but damn that's delicious treacle.

NO WAIT! It's a wonderful life! WHAT WAS I THINKING???

stevie, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's a wonderful life is basically the most depressing movie ever made.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i love it^^^

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xpost

I'd moved on to Harvey! which is just a corny filmed Broadway comedy ... like Arsenic and Old Lace.

His best line in It's a Wonderful Life is "Why'd we hafta have ALL THESE KIDS???"

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As an old man, he starred in a fucking heartbreaking Mormon Xmas film called Mr. Krueger's Christmas:

http://mymerrychristmas.com/2005/images/krueger2.jpg

"Jimmy Stewart plays Willy Krueger, a widowed apartment janitor who daydreams to escape his lonely life.

He muses about being a man of culture and means, picturing himself as the conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and imagines himself in the stable with Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus."

Here he is imagining himself as MoTab conductor:

http://mymerrychristmas.com/2005/images/krueger.jpg

"It paints almost a pathetic picture of this lonely character and causes one to wonder how many folks out there just might be on the verge of perceived madness because fantasy is their only refuge. Other characters in the film treat Mr. Krueger warily and these scenes of him lost in thoughts of better and more hopeful situations almost drives us there too."

Abbott, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

WHOA GET THIS:

While visiting India in 1959, he reportedly smuggled the remains of a supposed yeti, the so-called Pangboche Hand, by hiding them in his luggage (specifically, in Gloria's underwear) when he flew from India to London, as a favor to Tom Slick.

Abbott, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's just really...ugh. depressing!! his brother is such an asshole, fuck him even if he is a war hero, i always take that "luckiest man in bedford falls" line as being so sarcastic. his life is going to go right back to being complete shit on boxing day and you know what? he's still stuck there too! goddamn. ppl who watch it and are all like "what a heartwarmer" are like the opposite of me in every way possible and basically that seems to be everyone who watches this movie every year.

if harvey is corny then 99% of movies from that era are corny, bro (which is pretty well true but i don't think you should be using this in a derogatory way). harvey is an incredibly funny movie and his performance in it is terrific.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i like the monkey and the drunk banker uncle

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 20:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i like the guy who is givin out wings.

i mean i am not saying i dislike the movie necessarily, just that ppl who gush over it and get all sentimental about it freak me the fuck out.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://www.jimmy.org/themes/jimmy/images/page/courthousestatue.png

Abbott, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Your thesis would work if Capra ended the movie with George floating dead in the river. (also, Potterville looks pretty fun)

Search: Dana Carvey doing elderly Stewart on the Carson show, reading Beat poetry

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

george floating dead in the river would be a vast improvement, to me.

but otm re: Potterville!

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(also, Potterville looks pretty fun)

violet looks pretty fun.

but yeah, it's never sat well with me that george never gets to do anything he wants to do and shows no sign of ever doing so. What's the message?

kenan, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"if you're nice and reliable for too long you're going to get fucked in the ass by everyone you know"

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

pretty much!

kenan, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

favorite line: "Why do we have to have all these kids?!"

kenan, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Awww, it's a widdle plushie Pooka!

http://store.jimmy.org/images/Harvey_125.jpg

Abbott, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i've probably told some of the people here about the wonderful life "christmas village" my friend's mom sets up every year.

you know those ceramic houses and tiny trees and lights and shit that crazy midwestern mothers put all on their mantles in september and leave up until february. this one is bedford falls.

the model of the bridge has A VERY TINY JIMMY STEWART CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE MERRY CHRISTMAS :D :D :D

ghost rider, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

IAWL is as I've stated before basically the biggest most shameless piece of modern-era conservative propaganda I can think of. It's aimed squarely between the eyes of every middle american who never makes jack shit for busting their ass all day, it's okay because you know what jesus still fucking loves you amirite.

If you change Mr. Potter's name to something that ends with Farb or Berg or Man you also get the bonus of unadulterated nazi caricature!

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that is so blood diamonds UH BEARTRAPS

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

btw, you are missing THE NAKED SPUR and WINCHESTER '73, two of the Anthony Mann westerns! where he's usually surly!

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that plushie also looks nothing like the real harvey btw

real harvey is a lot more like the donnie darko rabbit

considering the time travel capabilities I'd say they're likely related

ooh and donnie darko is also the inverse of IAWL! I just figured that out thank you DUH TRON

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I know, but I just thought it was an interesting bit of persona/person discord, especially considering that Stewart the person was often conflated with his roles, like when Harry S. Truman said he would've wanted a son "just like Jimmy Stewart" after seeing It's a Wonderful Life.

Tuomas, Sunday, 26 December 2010 00:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Watched (again!) Anatomy of a Murder last night - with James Cagney (and for opposite reasons), Stewart is still for me the quintessential movie actor.

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

Cagney is not in AOAM.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think he meant James Cagney and James Stewart are the two quintessential movie actors, not that they're both in it.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh ok.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

we need a Margaret Sullavan poll!

― Anatomy of a Morbius (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

buzza, Saturday, 4 May 2013 07:28 (five years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

saw Bell Book and Candle for the first time last night, which is much more a Novak than Stewart film (tho he is very funny drinking Hermione Gongold's toxic brew that's sposed to lift the love spell KN has put on him). Elsa Lanchester and Ernie Kovacs are funniest, brightening the corners. And it is of course weird to see the two stars together looking as they did that year in Vertigo, only on the (studio-faked) roof of the Flatiron Building.

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 25 August 2016 14:48 (two years ago) Permalink

My dad adores BB&C and Novak in it.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 August 2016 14:55 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"As a bachelor, Stewart dated some of the most beautiful and charming women in Hollywood, including Ginger Rogers and Olivia de Havilland. He also had a brief, red-hot love affair with Marlene Dietrich during the filming of Destry Rides Again (1939), and it shows; they seem like an odd couple only if you haven’t seen them in the movie. Fonda would claim that Stewart got all the pretty girls, but his friend always countered that Fonda 'had his share, and then some': Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Lucille Ball."

https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/10/27/hollywoods-original-bffs-jimmy-stewart-and-henry-fonda-share-the-screen-at-last-in-film-forums-essential-retro/

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Missing from this poll: Pot o' Gold Stewart called it his worst movie, but as far as B-grade wartime musicals go it's among my favorites.

the young, low level volunteer named (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:24 (one year ago) Permalink

I have an exceedingly irrational bias against Stewart. However, he will be the TCM November 2017 Star of the Month, so it is probably my best chance to catch up on certain titles I haven't seen.

Have seen and expect to revisit: The Shop Around the Corner, Rope
Have seen and see no need to revisit: The Philadelphia Story, Vertigo, After the Thin Man
Already planning to see: Anatomy of a Murder

Of the title I haven't seen, which ones would ILX recommend?

Virulent Is the Word for Julia (j.lu), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:49 (one year ago) Permalink

anything by Anthony Mann

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Harvey is quite a thing.

koogs, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

i've avoided Harvey thus far out of "cutesy alcoholic" fears

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:09 (one year ago) Permalink

his supposed aw-shucks persona kind of belied the fact that he was at his best playing unhinged and faintly dangerous men.

drejelire, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:12 (one year ago) Permalink

he's definitely more tolerable as the latter

brimstead, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:13 (one year ago) Permalink

i like Harvey but I can't see it working for anyone who hates Stewart

Rear Window might work, he's against type in that to some extent

Pope Urban the Legend (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:13 (one year ago) Permalink

if you go into It's a Wonderful Life knowing nothing about it, you'd be forgiven if you think that the last act will have him committing a couple murders.

drejelire, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Anatomy of a Murder is first-rate.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I just spent 20 minutes hunting for this video thanks to this thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYvsjGroa78

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

by Rear Window he had already played dark and disturbed characters in several Mann westerns. As he's quoted in the VV story above, "I matured."

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

his supposed aw-shucks persona kind of belied the fact that he was at his best playing unhinged and faintly dangerous men.

Which is why Anatomy of a Murder tops my must-see list.

Virulent Is the Word for Julia (j.lu), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:05 (one year ago) Permalink

well, he's not unhinged there. In Ford's Two Rode Together he's kinda nasty.

Curious that the "Hank & Jim" retro in nYC contains neither of his joint appearances w/ Fonda, even though the films are (apparently) not good.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:08 (one year ago) Permalink

even if, I mean

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:09 (one year ago) Permalink

In Anatomy his character consciously plays up the aw-shucks persona for devious ends; it's a canny performance.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Anatomy is worth it for Stewart saying "panties" alone.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Rear Window is one of his best roles - the limited set requires a very small, controlled performance, and it's a pleasure to see him reduce down but still give the level of stagey thought that many of his larger characters exhibit - and absolutely one of the best films he or Hitchcock did.

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:42 (one year ago) Permalink

well said!

brimstead, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:44 (one year ago) Permalink

(I love the Capras and Harvey, but if you consider yourself Stewart-allergic already, they're not likely to change you.)

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm actually looking to push myself because 1) I know my Stewart aversion is irrational, and 2) I need a detox from my Pre-Code fixation. Right now I'm figuring on watching Anatomy and the Mann westerns (possibly the other westerns as well). The Hitchcocks I'll save for when I next need a detox.

(I venerate Capra's early work with Stanwyck. I've heard of certain rather dark readings of Wonderful Life, but that's probably not what I should be cultivating right now. As for Harvey, sentimentality about alcoholism is the last thing I want.)

Virulent Is the Word for Julia (j.lu), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 22:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Watched a double bill of the Mann westerns the other night, Winchester '73 for the first time. JS is driven for dark, bloody family reasons; the b&w helps the noir sensibility; good, diverse support includes Shelley Winters, John McIntire, Dan Duryea at his slimiest, Will Geer as Wyatt Earp, v young Tony Curtis with about 6 lines as a cavalryman.

Might've seen Bend of the River before, not sure. JS has a dark past again, but is trying to run from it, and is paired with Arthur Kennedy as a sidekick/potential nemesis. (Guess.) Most striking for its portrayal of Western settlers as ready to turn on each other at the drop of a coin.

Rock Hudson appears in both -- a Sioux warrior in the first and a "San Francisco gambler" in the second.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 4 November 2017 14:31 (one year ago) Permalink

So, The Mortal Storm (Borzage, 1940). I had to fight not to see it through my preconceptions of Stewart as the national Gary Stu, and I don't think I succeeded.

Fortunately, tomorrow TCM screens Rope and Anatomy of a Murder; I hope that these will be more to my taste. Also, I found 1940s filmmaking extraordinarily alien--I found the opening and closing voiceovers and the musical cues obvious AF. I normally associate such devices with someone trying to salvage a bad movie (which I don't think applies here).

Virulent Is the Word for Julia (j.lu), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Wow at Morbius just having seen Winchester ‘73

Part Time Punkahwallah (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 05:42 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Harvey is borderline unbearable. Who's with me?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i rewatched it on the plane last year and it's bad imo

khat person (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Will take your word for it; cannot imagine the circumstances under which I would watch it.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:51 (one year ago) Permalink

It and Arsenic and Old Ladies (typo intentional) were staples of Poppy Bush-era PBS. Not, uh, ideal intros to the two stars.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Stewart kept doing it on TV and stage into his 60s, called it his favorite role.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:54 (one year ago) Permalink

haven't seen it in twenty years, enjoyed it a lot as a young person who hadn't seen much else of him

Haribo Hancock (sic), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:13 (one year ago) Permalink

"unbearable" is kind of harsh for a fairly inoffensive old movie, really

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Who's with me?

(raises hand) First saw this as a child. Back then I liked the idea of a pooka, but found the utter lack of a pooka onscreen to be puzzling and very disappointing. I rewatched it about a dozen years ago. It is a bad movie.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:28 (one year ago) Permalink

In the meantime, I've watched The Far Country (Mann, 1955) and The Naked Spur (Mann, 1953). Unquestionably different from my initial associations with Stewart. Based on this sample of two films, I have begun to wonder if this period's Westerns aren't a masculine counterpart to the "Hag Horror" phenomenon (vehicles for studio performers who are too old to be plausible romantic leads yet do too much box office to be relegated to supporting roles). Just a thought.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:59 (one year ago) Permalink

We watched Shop Around the Corner again this Christmas. It's still splendid, but Stewart's much more of a dick to Margaret Sullavan than I remember.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:23 (one year ago) Permalink

but so is she

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:32 (one year ago) Permalink

I get what Chuck is saying. For me, its Frank Morgan's movie anyway.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:33 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

this is covered v briefly upthread 12 years ago

nonetheless what the fuck

The Pangboche Hand is an artifact from a Buddhist monastery in Pangboche, Nepal. Supporters contend that the hand is from a Yeti, a scientifically unrecognized animal purported to live in the Himalayan mountains. A finger bone from the hand was tested and the DNA shown to be human, according to some people. But there is also contradictory evidence. Also the supposed Yeti bone that was analyzed might have been the human bone that was replaced with a human bone in the 1950's (the monks were given money for this).[1]

Some people believe it was a real Yeti hand and there have been many sightings of yetis and yeti footprints, including: In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reported seeing large footprints while scaling Mount Everest. [2]

Others believe it was a real yeti bone and DNA analysis has shown that to be a possibility. Forensic analyst concluded that the hair from the finger contained an unknown DNA sequence. In early December 2007, American television presenter Joshua Gates and his team (Destination Truth) reported finding a series of footprints in the Everest region of Nepal resembling descriptions of Yeti.[3] Each of the footprints measured 33 cm (13 in) in length with five toes that measured a total of 25 cm (9.8 in) across. Casts were made of the prints for further research. The footprints were examined by Jeffrey Meldrum of Idaho State University, who believed them to be too morphologicaly accurate to be fake or man-made. Later in 2009, Gates made another investigation during which he discovered hair samples. A forensic analyst concluded that the hair contained an unknown DNA sequence. Thus, DNA evidence shows it could be a yeti hand and definitely isn't human. [4]

Oil businessman and adventurer Tom Slick first heard accounts of the possible existence of a "Yeti hand" held as a ritual artifact in the monastery at Pangboche during one of his first "Abominable Snowman" treks in 1957. The Slick expeditions were the first to bring photographs of the hand back to the West.

During later Tom Slick-sponsored expeditions in and around the Himalayas, his associates gathered more information on the "Pangboche hand," and an effort to further examine it was planned. In 1959 Peter Byrne, a member of Slick's expedition that year, reportedly stole pieces of the artifact after the monks who owned it refused to allow its removal for study.[1] Byrne claimed to have replaced the stolen bone fragments with human bones, rewrapping the hand to disguise his theft.[1]

Byrne smuggled the bones from Nepal into India, after which actor James Stewart allegedly smuggled the hand out of the country in his luggage.[1] Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman rediscovered this story while writing Tom Slick's biography in the 1980s. Coleman confirmed details of the incidents with written materials in the Slick archives, interviews with Byrne, and correspondence with Stewart. Byrne later confirmed the Pangboche hand story via a letter from Stewart that Byrne published in a general book on Nepalese wildlife.

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 13:24 (one week ago) Permalink

!!!

Jimmy Stewart... a motherfucker with some dark secrets... about the YETI??

One Eye Open, Monday, 15 April 2019 13:43 (one week ago) Permalink

what in the world

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:48 (one week ago) Permalink

jimmy stewart: actor, war hero, yeti-smuggler

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:52 (one week ago) Permalink

the other dude mustve seen Harvey and been like “now THERES a dude I can entrust with the protection of this mythical beast”

One Eye Open, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink


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